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Hollywood for Sunday 2 December 2012


Gave extra horses in some of the races as copious scratches seem likely once again this afternoon. Track has been so deep and goofy or I would have really liked this card. Instead I have to rate it average.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    slightly above average clarity

3  Mending Wall   solid wake up in last with the blinkers taken off........takes a logical drop into maiden claiming for the 1st time as this filly has hardly earned her keep......time to pay some bills

1  Cavalellta   consistent sort drops to her lowest level ever to break into the win column after 4 2nd's and 2 3rd's in last 7 our top pick taking a logical drop to finally get to the circle of joy

5  Lady Shazzam   need to see her efforts 3 or 4 races back and the recent works hint she might rebound to those efforts that fit here


race 2    slightly above average clarity   

(if off the turf average clarity 1-2-5-6)

2  Elegant    very strong forward move in last .......step up $15K in claiming hints she exited her race in good shape.....good post, rider, & trainer.....hard not to like

1  Logical Smile   logical drop for Logical Smile as she is without a trip to the winners circle since May of series suggest the connections mean business here

5  Smart Striking   laid up since December of 2011 but training like she might be ready to roll fresh for her new trainer


race 3   average clarity

6  Rubysandpearls    Miller and company picked up a very good looking Crc runner who has put in a prolonged work regiment that has meant and ready written all over it

1  The Whole Deal    what an awakening in latest her 1st ever on the Hollywood surface.......steps way up but she most likely benefited from her last and might step forward this afternoon......fits if she does

2  Miceli   laid up since August but is training well and drops into a claimer for the 1st time........should be motoring late

7  Sacred Ovation   short on figures but might be sitting on the right post if the track plays like yesterday


race 4    slightly above average clarity  

(if off the turf  average clarity 4-5-1-3-2)

4  Double Ante    way wide and in last and sat too far off of a semi-slow jock today and he is a much higher % jock in 2012......should be formidable here with the same effort/energy and a smarter ride

5  Pogonip   impressive layoff run 1st ever on the sod in last......bred well to get a route of ground

7  Mary Fildes   new trainer takes over and if he can coax the July 26th race out of this filly the others will be in trouble......bred well to handle softer turf

2  Demonsterous   sat a bit too far off a somewhat soft pace in last......saddle slipped in race 2 back.......races 3, 4 & 5 back are quite good.......hmmmm


race 5    average clarity

7  Jade With Envy   broke slow and ran wide in debut earning a strong adjusted for trouble figure.........same makes her the one to overcome.....more in 2nd lifetime endeavor would be icing on the cake

4  Sophie's Secret   both races 6 furlongs or less are better than par for today's level.......6F today......solid a.m. work.......Bejarano sticks around for the 4th straight time

9  Mint Twist   sure like the 2 decent 6F drills to finish off a good work regiment for this 1st timer.......those 6F drills can go a long way when it comes to handling the deep tiring main track we have had of late with all the moisture in it

5  Cloudy Moon   veered a little at the start and ran wide in a somewhat hidden decent debut into the racing world........would have rated higher if we didn't get a rider change from a hot one to a win-less for the Hollywood meet one

1  Life Is A Stone   not the best of trips in heavily bet MSW debut at GG.....ships in to try the big boys (girls).....with need a clever trip from what I think will be a difficult post today


race 6    slightly above average clarity  

(if off the turf  slightly below average clarity 7-4-1-3-6)

7  Folk Dancer    last was the layoff gimme to drop and go go go this afternoon

1  Eye on the Prize    loves to fire 2nd out after layoffs........2nd out after the layoff today and drops a notch in claiming price.......very dangerous

3  Bonita Star   just claimed by Armstrong who has won 1st out with 3 of her last 4 claims........big step up but the works hint she has improved this filly

5  True Expectations   consistent sort will need her best.....dangerous if she gives it


race 7    slightly above average clarity

6  Salah Champ   horrendous trip in last which was his 1st run on the Hol AW and he still managed 2nd.....same effort/energy today and she can win this even with just an average trip

11  Trice Up   wide trip in last close to a decent pace.......did well to stick around for 3rd.....should be in the hunt from the get go

10  Money Makin Sam    might have needed last......if so he fits very well today at the lowest level he has ever encountered

5  Primed And Ready   consistent sort has the perfect name for a horse that was just given an endurance building 6F drill.........most of his works over the past 6 months have been 4 furlongs

12  Judge Carr   blinkers off and recent drills are was a good thing yesterday......takes that ever significant drop out of MSW racing


race 8    average clarity

2  Smash   all 4 lifetime races on the AW are powerful......prolonged work series for this Baffert runner missing in action for 11 months are most impressive.....nice mid pack running style

1  Capital Account   late runner can mop up here and sure would love yesterday's tiring surface

4  Smiling Tiger   best at at 6F.......and is coming off a nice 3rd in the B C Sprint

5  Bank the Eight   crushed foes in latest his 1st ever on the Hollywood Synthetic......fits just fine if takes a small logical move forward


race 9    slightly above average clarity

13  Bwanadada   both lifetime MSW races are very strong for this bottom mc it becomes a matter of healthy or guess is 50/50 that he is in relative good health......should win if he is

8  Letthepartybegin   drops out of MSW racing to the bottom makes plenty of sense as he only cost $3.5K at sale......slumping rider could use a win especially for his meal ticket who is Ron Ellis

1  Cajun Market   improving with every start and trend is likely to continue as he just worked an impressive 4F especially considering today's level of racing

11  No Mistress   had about 5 lengths of trip trouble and lost by the switch from a very low % jock to a apprentice who still gets a 7 lb alw...... and the horse is in for the 18K so that makes it 9 lbs. off here

6  Cotton Belle   moved forward a lot in 2nd lifetime start.....will need the same kind of move forward again this afternoon

10  Hello Stormy    both lifetime races on the AW aren't bad but he will need his very best this afternoon to take this.....outside post helps if the track remains like Saturday




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